Göttingen International

Exchange opportunities outside Europe - Tuition Waver Program

Prerequisites for Participation
All students of the University of Göttingen can apply for exchange programmes with partner universities in the USA, Argentina, Australia, China, Colombia, India, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Canada, Costa Rica, Russia, Mexico, South Africa, South Korea and Taiwan. In the right-hand column, you will find a list of partner institutions and a link to reports from your fellow students who have already studied at one of the partner institutions.
Please make sure that the programmes at the respective institution match your studies.


  • General information: For general information please contact Dr. Maren Büttner (China, India, Indonesia, Israel, South Korea, Taiwan), Ms. Patricia Missler (Russia, Israel) or Ms. Berit Hupke (Argentina, Australia, Canada, Colombia, Japan, Mexico, South Africa, USA, Costa Rica).

  • Application Deadlines
    1st of June for the following summer semester
    1st of December for the following winter semester

      Please note that applications for the USA and Canada are only possible for studies to begin in the winter semester.

      Duration: Usually one semester, in exceptional cases the stay abroad can be extended to two semesters. For some partner universities in Canada and USA the duration can be two semesters.

      Application Procedure
      Please apply online here: Online application . Fill out the forms, upload the required documents and confirm your application. After the selection procedure, applicants will be informed about the decision and successful applicants will be nominated for studies at the partner institution.
      Further information on language certificates is available at ZESS.

      Required Documents

      • Motivation letter
      • Curriculum vitae
      • Photo
      • Certificate of qualification for university matriculation
      • Transcript of Records
      • Language certificate (if required)

      For information on possible scholarships, please visit us during our office hours.
      A first overview on scholarships can be found here.